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Handwoven Bilum Bag - Skin Pik Design - White and Blue

Handwoven Bilum Bag - Skin Pik Design - White and Blue

Regular price $180.00 USD
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This Bilum is handwoven in PNG from acrylic and wool yarn as well as upcycled knitwear using traditional weaving techniques.

The Skin Pik design is local to Goroka and symbolises when when women came together to eat, those with higher status were treated to finer parts of the pig, the women of lower status were left to wait. The design speaks of independence and empowerment.

Small size body and medium strap length.

34cm wide
26cm high
83cm strap

To clean bag, remove pom pom and tassel, cold machine wash and line dry.

This Bilum was lovingly woven by Tama Jackson. Tama lives with her husband and son in Fanuia, a small village in Goroka. Tama uses the income she earns from bilum to support her family and provide schooling for her son. Her signature pattern is the Kundu design woven in vibrant hues.

Through its trade of Bilum, Among Equals is dedicated to improving the communities' wellbeing, including funding and construction the Blue Haus, a safe shelter for the weavers to come together, learn and weave.

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